Reviewed by Cristofer Garton
Member of The Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Fast-paced and lively, ‘Until Love’ is just the book we need right now! Deidre & Dot, forever!
A VERY upbeat romance between two women, who often find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place, this love story is brought to life through witty banter and the many personalities with whom Deidre and Dorothy interact.
At first, Dorothy, or Senator Lawrence, as she is called throughout the story, is all business and very little play. Her goal is to be the next president of the United States. Dorothy is largely portrayed as someone who has very little time for b.s., or anything that will not advance her career as a politician—and appropriately so, as most women in American politics are not allowed to be seen as ‘soft’ or ‘vulnerable.’ I found this to be an accurate portrayal of female politicians, regardless of one’s political leanings or affiliation. Dorothy is definitely not allowed time for love, that’s for sure.
Deidre, on the other hand, is the opposite of Dorothy. Quirky and spunky, Deidre is a journalist for a publication called Lesbian Times, although I’m sure her editor would say I’m being generous by calling her a journalist.
When Dorothy and Deidre meet, their worlds collide—figuratively and literally—and Dorothy’s attraction to Deidre is immediate. From there, the two are involved in a series of interactions that draw them into one another’s lives—and arms.
Stuart Land is a good story-teller, and I can appreciate the amount of research that went into writing this book. It’s apparent that he wrote the book with sensitivity and respect for women, the LGBTQ+ community, etc., in mind. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because it is VERY fast-paced, and I didn’t feel like I had enough time to get acquainted with each character, or plot point. You feel as though you are reading the book while on skates, and honestly, that criticism might have more to do with MY personal style of reading, and not his writing.
If you need a break from the never ending news cycle that’s covering the upcoming election in America, I suggest picking this up. You won’t be disappointed.